Category Archives: Inductions

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Classic Induction: Fuji Bandito – WrestleCrap Says Goodbye to the Fabulous Moolah

6 Submitted by on Fri, 07 June 2013, 09:15
WWF, 1989  No doubt when you learned this week that Fabulous Moolah had passed away, many thoughts probably raced through your head. Her contributions to women’s wrestling, perhaps. Maybe her build-up to WrestleMania I with Captain Lou, Cyndia Lauper, and Wendi Richter. Or maybe, since you are hanging out at a site called “WrestleCrap”, her antics with Mae Young. Believe Continue Reading...
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Induction: Raw is Piven: Monday night becomes damaged Goods

47 Submitted by on Thu, 06 June 2013, 19:00
When Donald Trump bought Monday Night Raw in the summer of 2009, then promptly sold it back to Vince McMahon in one of WWE’s most poorly-written, incomprehensible, and financially damaging angles of all time, it opened up a new era for the USA program. From then on, every week would feature a different celebrity guest host whose performances would range Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Big Show’s Poop Problem – Sometimes These Things Just Write Themselves

14 Submitted by on Fri, 31 May 2013, 09:15
WWE, 2003 There are times when working on this site just isn’t fun. Times when, as I look at the calendar, I realize that our new monthly deadline for new inductions is fast approaching, and I scramble to come up with ideas to present to you, my fellow Crappers. Times when, following a long day at my “real job”, I’d Continue Reading...
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Induction: Donald Trump buys Raw: Dropped almost as fast as WWE’s stock

47 Submitted by on Thu, 30 May 2013, 19:00
WWE, 2009 I have never understood Donald Trump’s involvement in wrestling. He is always presented as a face counterpart to Vince McMahon’s evil billionaire character, but the facts tell a different, much darker story. While the wrestling persona Mr. McMahon once made Trish Stratus strip and bark like a dog on television, the real-life Donald Trump once tried to demolish Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Das Wunderberlyn – Never Replace a Crappy Gimmick with a Crappier Gimmick

23 Submitted by on Sun, 26 May 2013, 17:05
WCW, For A Whole Bunch of Years You know the only thing worse than having a horrible gimmick? Getting rid of that horrible gimmick, then being stuck with something just as bad. It’s funny, because when I originally typed that sentence above, I wrote “with something even worse.” Yet when I think about the focal point of today’s induction, I Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Great Fall of Angle: How Did He Avoid a Broken Freakin’ Everything?

44 Submitted by on Sun, 19 May 2013, 07:00
WWE, 2004 The story of this week’s induction begins with the 2004 WWE Draft, which somehow saw Smackdown General Manager Paul Heyman drafted to Raw and then promptly quit. Kurt Angle was then selected to fill the always-fresh, never-clichéd role of heel authority figure. Kurt’s first order of business was nixing Triple H’s move to Smackdown just 24 real-world hours Continue Reading...
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Induction: Survivor Series 1991: A $25 Infomercial For A Show That Grossed 25% Of The Revenue

42 Submitted by on Thu, 09 May 2013, 19:00
 WWF, 1991 (duh) by Emerson Witner A few months ago my brother texted me and wondered when I was going to induct Survivor Series 1991. At first I explained that a.) It’s not my site and b.) Survivor Series 1991 wasn’t that bad. He replied back that RD never writes anymore inductions (note from RD: more to come once I Continue Reading...
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Induction: Lita cheats on Matt Hardy: Starring Glen Jacobs as Matt.

46 Submitted by on Thu, 02 May 2013, 19:00
For parts one and two of this induction, click here and here. Since the summer of 2004, Amy Dumas’s “Lita” character had been tormented on WWE television with coercive sexual contracts, pregnancy, and a miscarriage. It would seem only natural that when she finally broke off her forced marriage to her own rapist, it would be a cause for celebration Continue Reading...
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Induction Special: The 10 Worst Title Awardings in Wrestling History!

55 Submitted by on Thu, 18 April 2013, 19:00
It began as an offhand challenge. Internet wrestling institution Scott Keith posted an old review of WCW SuperBrawl VIII on his BLOG OF DOOM, and inserted passages of hindsight to his long-ago written word. As the review was written in February 2000, 2 years after the airing of this SuperBrawl, Keith drops some 2000-related notes in the original rant, and Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Saga of Matt Hardy and Lita and Kane: You people found this less awful than the Diva Search?!

31 Submitted by on Thu, 18 April 2013, 19:00
Nary a year goes by without a wedding taking place in a wrestling ring. This year, Bully Ray tried to tie the knot with Brooke Hogan. Last year, it was Daniel Bryan being jilted at the altar by AJ Lee. Wrestling weddings are so commonplace and so consistently wacky that, frankly, about the only thing you would never expect from Continue Reading...
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Induction Special: The Fandango Effect: Gimmicks Spared from Induction by Great Performers

67 Submitted by on Thu, 11 April 2013, 19:00
Color us here at WrestleCrap surprised. When Fandango’s vignettes began playing, ol’ RD was about to engrave the cha-cha dancer’s name onto the 2013 Gooker Award plaque well in advance. I myself have tallied many Power Crappings ballots that featured Johnny Curtis’ alter ego among the selections. It seemed Fandango was destined for induction from the minute his, “Mind if Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Goldberg vs. Lesnar – The Most Overhyped, Underdelivering Match Ever!

13 Submitted by on Fri, 05 April 2013, 10:15
WrestleMania XX, 2004 Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds  It’s that time of year again, fellow ‘Crappers. Yes, March Madness is upon us. A time of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball brackets AND the good ol’ Wrestlemania weekend. I always thought it’d be fun to get together with your buddies for a weekend and watch some old Wrestlemanias to get in the Continue Reading...
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Induction: Baywatch at the Beach

17 Submitted by on Mon, 01 April 2013, 11:04
I’m trapped in a plane. Well, I call it trapped.  I’m 6’5″, rolling in economy, crammed against a window that has offered me a couple hours of sleep on this 8 hour flight.  The night before?  Oh, I was up fixing a server that died on me while I was out of town.  Got no, and I mean zero, sleep.  Continue Reading...
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Induction: The Wrestlemania X Ladder Match: Hardware Heaven ’94

23 Submitted by on Mon, 01 April 2013, 00:00
A guest post written by Art0Donnell’s cousin, KofiJ0hnson WWF, 1994 Wrestlemania is supposed to be the biggest and best event of the year in the world of wrestling, but what happens when Vince McMahon runs out of exciting ideas and instead decides to build title matches around household items? The answer: the ladder match. Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels had Continue Reading...
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Induction: Frank Trigg vs. AJ Styles: You can’t spell “suMMArily awful” without “MMA”

17 Submitted by on Thu, 28 March 2013, 20:00
Many people who aren’t wrestling fans are incapable of seeing the appeal of watching people pretend to beat each other up. This has always baffled me, since most all television, even so-called “reality” TV, is scripted. Anyone who has ever enjoyed fiction in any genre or medium knows the advantages of scripted entertainment and storytelling. When the action is written Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania Instant Replay Debate – WHOA Now Gentlemen!

6 Submitted by on Thu, 28 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 1991 WrestleMania. Just five syllables, yet a lifetime of memories if you are a wrestling fan. So many awesome matches, so many unforgettable moments. Who will ever forget Hogan slamming Andre? Or Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart? Or the tearful reunion of Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth? As funny as it may sound, none of those are the WrestleMania Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Big Show vs. Akebono – Yes, Big Show in a THONG

10 Submitted by on Fri, 22 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 2005 Maybe it’s just me, but I thought this past weekend’s showdown between the Big Show and Floyd “Money” Mayweather was just about perfect. Sure, you could argue from a smarkish point of view that WWE allowing one of their biggest (literally and figuratively) stars to be KO’d by a welterweight boxer, but come on – that was a Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania 9 – It Just Doesn’t Get Much Crappier Than This!

36 Submitted by on Thu, 21 March 2013, 10:15
WWF, 1993 Photos Courtesy Jeff Cohen Ahhh, Wrestlemania. Truly it is the day around which every mark’s life revolves, our own personal Christmas present that WWE allows us to open for just $49.95. Throughout its twenty-year history, the event has played host to countless great matches, unforgettable angles, and shocking happenings that we will all remember for the rest of Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: WrestleMania 2 – Featuring Clara Peller, Herb, and the Guy Who Dares You To Knock a Battery Off His Shoulder!

17 Submitted by on Mon, 18 March 2013, 11:00
WWF, 1986 Following the tremendous success of the first WrestleMania, it was only natural that the WWF would decide to make the spectacle an annual event. After all, it was their own version of the World Series, a Superbowl of wrestling that featured not only the biggest stars on the grappling scene, but celebrities galore. So it came as little Continue Reading...
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Induction: TNA Reverse Battle Royal: Three Stages of Hell

22 Submitted by on Thu, 14 March 2013, 20:00
In 2006, TNA felt the need to further live up to its reputation as the masters of pointless innovation. See, TNA was staging a “Fight for the Right” tournament, named after the Beastie Boys song, with the prize being a shot at the NWA title. While Dale Oliver had composed one of his famous and highly p(lagia)rized themes, TNA still Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Barack vs. Hillary – Screw Elections, Let’s Settle This in the Ring!

4 Submitted by on Fri, 08 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2008  Text by Triple Kelly with RD Reynolds Another month, another holiday behind us. The day of bloodsuckers, mindless zombies and flesh-eating ghouls. Halloween? No, silly – I’m talking about ELECTION DAY! And to commemorate this year’s Election Day, we’re going back to take a look at yet another former Gooker Nominee. I know we get a lot of International ‘Crappers that Continue Reading...
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Induction: Crush vs. Undertaker: Bollywood Backlot Brawl

14 Submitted by on Thu, 07 March 2013, 20:00
Brian “Crush” Adams was nowhere to be found in the world of sports entertainment for the year and a half between Royal Rumble 1995 and his return under a “convict” gimmick in 1996. While most assume that Crush was home in his native Hawaii during this time, video evidence proves that he was, in fact, in Toronto, Canada. Also, he Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: The Spirit Squad – Gimme an “S”! Gimme an “H”! Gimme an “I”! Gimme a…

16 Submitted by on Thu, 07 March 2013, 10:15
WWE, 2006 Text by RD Reynolds and Triple Kelly As I sit down to write this induction, a look at the calendar shows that the date is, in fact, April 1, 2010. A decade down the drain, indeed. Yes, this induction will mark the be the first of our double digit years. Since the launch back on April 1, 2000, the inductions have Continue Reading...
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Classic Induction: Can You Take the Heat? The WWF Is Cooking! – Ever Wanted Too Cool Homeboy Homefries? Me Neither.

9 Submitted by on Mon, 04 March 2013, 10:15
WWF Cookbook, 2000 Although I’ve done it in countless interviews, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mick Foley for opening the door for wannabe wrestling authors such as myself. You see, prior to Foley’s groundbreaking autobiography, Have a Nice Day, publishers believed that wrestling fans could not read. Trying to get a deal for a wrestling book Continue Reading...
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